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The Duke William Ickham, Canterbury, Kent

The Duke William Ickham

4.5
4.5
1234 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Quintessential Kentish Pub set in the heart of the Garden of England serving beautiful, classic dishes created using the best local and seasonal produce the South of England has to offer. With Real Ales, Craft Beers, beautiful wines, a roaring fire and a beautiful garden in the summer, this is the perfect destination for traditional pub dining.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–20:15 Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    01227 721308

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Simon Oakley

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Parking Details

    Off street parking located to the front of the premises.

  • Public Transit

    Off street parking located to the front of the premises.

  • Entertainment

    Live music, comedy, beer tastings and wine dinner evenings all available. Please visit our website for more information.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,234 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. E

    Eastryman

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I went to the Duke William for our anniversary meal. We were both surprised and delighted by the quality of the food on offer, with some very tasty ‘twists’ on traditional fare. We hadn’t realised that our booking coincided with a quiz night; but we entered into the spirit of the evening and joined in the quiz for charity. Our host was entertaining and amiable and we thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner. From our experience we can highly recommend The Duke!
  2. SM

    SophieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deceptively spacious venue with a variety of eating areas. Outdoors, covered courtyard & indoor. Dog friendly although beware there is an old cat that keeps the dogs in line. Besides that the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about their Gin selection!
  3. r

    ronnie

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent Sunday late lunch, looking forward to our next visit, my only criticism was the roast pork portion was a very small portion, just one slice, however it was very tasty.
  4. MC

    MartinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impressed with our visit a few weeks ago, the first time for many years. The return visit did not let us down, it was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. Changes were made to meals to meet individuals' preferences with no fuss, very attentive and friendly service. Regarding the food, no let down there either, 4 empty plates said it all!
  5. MS

    MrsS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, wonderful staff.. especially Kieran x
  6. JH

    JenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal at the Duke William..staff were friendly and attentive and very accommodating of our energetic small child. Food, as always, was delicious.
  7. MM

    MellyMoo

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff very attentive, friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and perfectly cooked.
  8. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We (2 + a dog) ate a relaxed lunch in the garden; well planted flower beds overlooking tranquil fields. Very attentive service, delicious food, imaginative menu + pub staples. 2 courses + drinks £62. For a Good Beer Guide pub disappointing choice of ales (one!).
  9. LH

    LouiseH

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent and welcoming reception, thank you!
  10. IS

    IanSwingland

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish and chips was the best I can remember. The service was swift, accurate and helpful- gave my dog a water bowl. Very pleasant.
  11. F

    Foodfoodfoodfoodfoodfood

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We feel the Food is living on past glories. Bedroom vey noisy. Admittedly it is above a pub, but nonetheless it seemed the guests were in your room. No sound insulation. Staff were good, but felt they were let down by things outside their control. Would not return.
  12. PP

    PennyP

    Kent

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Appreciate they were busy due to Fathers' Day but we waited approx one hour between our starters and mains with no explanation why. Didn't have time for dessert. Usually everything including service is spot on. We've been several times before and it was perfect.
  13. AB

    AnnaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here- so friendly and great service. Food is delicious. Can’t wait to be back in 2 weeks for my birthday.
  14. SH

    SaskiaH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super pub..lovely place to sit inside and out! Great food, super staff
  15. SM

    SophiaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful food and all the staff were absolutely lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
  16. C

    Chloe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful venue, food, service and atmosphere. Dog friendly too!
  17. c

    carolen

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four in our party thoroughly enjoyed our lunch - friendly, helpful and courteous staff, a terrific menu and delicious food. Definitely a return visit necessary sometime in the future.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food exceptional and service very friendly
  19. PF

    PaulF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Birthday meal. Everything perfect and absolutely attentive.
  20. LA

    LizzieA

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a warm welcome, good service and food. Lovely garden and outside seating. Friendly staff. Great ambience and Always good in summer and winter. A convenient start for country walks around and exploring.
  21. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very good evening with particularly warm, helpful and patient staff.
  22. L

    Larab

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Interesting menu. Food arrived in good time, nicely presented and tasty. Service good and friendly. Good wine list. Main problem was a noisy birthday party table which ruins the enjoyment of others. Do not like dogs in pubs .
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had a lovely relaxing evening. Stayed later than I think we usually would as we were made to feel comfortable. My daughter had an enjoyable birthday meal and we all said we would go back.
  24. OK

    OllieK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, they love dogs. Good tasting Guinness and the burger was excellent.
  25. PP

    PhilipP

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service enjoyable afternoon in a beautiful location.
  26. LH

    LouiseH

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Steaks were excellent beautifully cooked, great service too
  27. BD

    BethanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub, nightly recommended. Food was good quality and very filling
  28. JO

    JulianO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good reception and understanding of our party arriving in waves. Good varieties to suit 3 generations.
  29. S

    Sentinelchicken

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Excellent food and very good service. Highly recommend.
  30. AT

    AdamT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable meal. Menu fairly limited but quality of food excellent. Couldn't fault the service either which was also excellent.
  31. LW

    LukeW

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food - loved the burger, double patty, great treat!! Eton Mess to die for. A great evening that will require more than a 10k to shift it!! Will be back
  32. MB

    MikeB

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Welcome, food, presentation excellent. Just one minor criticism, my pint of Harvey’s was below par, possibly the the first one pulled on the day. My wife’s G. and T. as it should be, perfect.
  33. R

    Rach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Was disappointed with the menu! Had a table booked for 7.30 and already had run out of chicken. No other meat option apart from a steak and fish options, which two of the party don’t eat. The food we did have was nice, but wasn’t something that we would choose to have when we go out for a meal.
  34. NR

    NancyR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find! Loved this place! Great food, friendly service, gorgeous old interior.
  35. MF

    MonceauFox

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Very noisy neighbours deciding on rugby season coaching without enough vocabulary to not F and Shxx every other word. Entrance blocked on arrival by a drunk
  36. OB

    OBi1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in with 3 happy children, the freindly staff made sure they will be busy. The service was fast and efficient. Most important, the food was great, nothing left on any of the plates...
  37. BS

    BradleyS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Great meal and surroundings. Thanks.
  38. C

    nicolaC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely lunch ! Good value ! Staff friendly and welcoming x
  39. S

    Swiftsure

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Table was booked for 6 people but we picked up an extra and without any bother, we were accommodated. We had a lovely big table outside which was perfect for our party. Only dropped a star for food as they had run out of Yorkshire puddings although we we adequately compensated with some sharing starters and extra roast potatoes. Other than that, the food was delicious and Everyone enjoyed their meals. The portion sizes were hearty( maybe we didn’t need the puds!) and no one left hungry!!! Good choice of drinks served to table. We will be back to try your weekday menu! Thank you
  40. AP

    AlessandroP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a superb Sunday lunch at the Duke William and everything was really excellent; the food was delicious and perfectly presented whilst the service was attentive and very polite. Extensive wine list with some interesting gems. If I can be particularly pedantic, I was slightly disappointed that our dietary preferences (two vegan) weren’t acknowledged despite having flagged them when making our reservation. We had to settle for the vegetarian options which were excellent. We will certainly be back however it would be nice if at least a couple of plant based dishes were available

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The Duke William Ickham is rated 4.5 stars by 1234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Duke William Ickham

The Street Canterbury, Kent CT3 1QP

Additional information

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–20:15 Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Off street parking located to the front of the premises.

  • Public Transit

    Off street parking located to the front of the premises.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Simon Oakley

  • Entertainment

    Live music, comedy, beer tastings and wine dinner evenings all available. Please visit our website for more information.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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